2019 Arkansas Race Recap #3 Coler Mountain Bike Preserve
Mikayla Greenlee from St. Vincent de Paul looks down the course in the 7th grade girls race! Photo Credit: Patty V Photography
8th Grade Boys Start – photo credit: Bob Black Ocken
Adolfo and Evan Cordova before the race start. Photo Credit: Bob Black Ocken
October 19 and 20 was our third NICA Weekend of the year at a new venue for our league to race on – Coler Mountain Bike Preserve. The weather has finally changed to fall, and we enjoyed the most beautiful of weekends.
We introduced a new award at the second race – the NICA Spirit Award. This award is to highlight student athletes, teams, volunteers, or coaches that exhibit the NICA Mission and Values. Our mission is to build strong bodies, minds, character, and communities through cycling. Our values are Fun, Inclusive, Equity, Respect, and Community! Below I am excited to highlight the three winners of our Spirit award for Race 3!
NICA Spirit Award – JV Girls
The JV Girls all got the NICA Spirit Award – they exhibited much grit, grace, and determination in their race. And exceptional problem solving and good sportsmanship afterward.
NICA Spirit Award – Christian Falcon
Christian has been our Arkansas NICA Operations Director since the first season. From the very beginning, he took a role that we had no idea what it really meant and fulfilled it excellently. He takes great pride in laying out the infield and pit zone in a way that is operationally sound and creates a sense of community for people coming to our races. He continually goes above and beyond to make sure things run well. Christian’s life situations have changed in the last three years, and he is stepping down as Operations Director. We will miss him but he will always be a part of the NICA family.
NICA Spirit Award – Wendy Carte
Wendy Carte and her husband Glen lead our Siloam Springs Pedalers Composite Team. Not only that, but Wendy volunteers on course as a course marshal for many of our races – keeping our student athletes safe and cheering for kids where there’s not a lot of people around to see and encourage them. Wendy is all smiles!
Wendy Carte – arms up for your podium picture! Photo Credit: Bob Black Ocken
NICA – People for Bikes Economic Impact Study
This season, NICA has partnered with People for Bikes to study the economic impact NICA races have on our community and we need YOUR help! Please take 5 minutes to complete the following short survey about last weekend’s race. Your participation will provide valuable information that will enable NICA to share the positive impact league events have on our state and within our communities. Survey participants will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win cool prizes, including a free race entry! You can access the survey HERE.
Thank you again for your help with and participation in this important study!
Photos from the Race
New this year is a league smugmug with professional photographs. Digital downloads are $2 for low-res suitable for web, and $20 for high-resolution for printing. And many printing options. Patty V Photography did an awesome job of capturing photos of every student athlete on the course!
Buy photos HERE.
Lainey Daugherty from Madison County Cyclists navigates the course. Photo Credit: Patty V Photograph
Austin Traywick doing his thing in the 9th grade boys race. Photo Credit: Patty V Photography
Hayden Blocker digs deep in the middle of the Sophomore boys race. Photo Credit: Patty V Photography
Stewardship – Hours due Sunday!
There will be a 25 point points bonus on the season total for student athletes who have completed 10 or more advocacy hours. More information and a list of volunteer partner organizations can be found on our website.
Race 1 Results – Middle School Boys
8th Grade Boys
1 2020 GRAELAN RODGERS Hot Springs
2 2045 JOSHUA LEAMON Conway Composite
3 2019 JOSEPH BARIOLA Hot Springs
4 2063 NOAH GRANDERSON Siloam Springs Comp
5 2073 JACKSON WITTE Springfield Composite
7th Grade Boys
1 4025 HARRY WARE Lincoln Junior High School
1 4038 TEAGUN WELLS Haas Hall Academy
3 4023 SHANE LUTTRELL Lincoln Junior High School
4 4056 JAMES MAYFIELD Thaden School
5 4022 BEN SMITH Lincoln Junior High School
6th Grade Boys
1 6040 JAXON HALL Oklahoma Flyers – Tulsa
2 6020 REID RONCK (PTS LEADER) St. Vincent de Paul
3 6007 DEACON MAPLES Siloam Springs Comp
4 6019 NICHOLAS BYRNE Lincoln Junior High School
5 6018 FINN LOGAN Fayetteville Student Mountain
Race 1 Results – Middle School Girls
8th Grade Girls
1 1012 NORAH PHELPS (PTS LEADER) Haas Hall Academy
2 1010 KAYLEIGH COSTELLO Hot Springs
3 1009 CICELY VORHEES Lincoln Junior High School
4 1015 AIRANN CLARK Conway Composite
5 1014 CATHERINE HENRY The New School
7th Grade Girls
1 3003 MADDIE KELLER Lincoln Junior High School
2 3014 HARPER MOORE (PTS LEADER) Lincoln Junior High School
3 3001 ALYSSA LONG Lincoln Junior High School
4 3004 LAURA FILES Little Rock Composite
5 3005 SARAH SIRIA Little Rock Composite
6th Grade Girls
1 5011 AVERY ROBERTS (PTS LEADER) Thaden School
2 5014 LILY CATE CALDWELL Thaden School
3 5006 REBEKAH PENDERGRAFT Conway Composite
4 5013 ABIGAIL MANION Conway Composite
5 5016 EMALEE CLARK Rogers All Mountain Shredders
Race 1 Results – High School Girls
1 1 ZOE MARCH (PTS LEADER) Bentonville High School
2 4 RYLEIGH REDDELL Bentonville West High School
1 100 VICTORIA HATLEY (PTS LEADER) Arkansas Arts Academy
2 110 KATHRYN KELLEY Rogers All Mountain Shredders
3 105 RAYNA VANKEUREN Conway Composite
4 103 LAUREN ADAMS Bentonville High School
5 104 NINA ZEILER Bentonville High School
1 300 EMMA BELIC (PTS LEADER) Hot Springs
2 302 EDEN MAPLES Siloam Springs Comp
3 304 DALLICE WHITE Pea Ridge High School
4 301 ABIGAYLE CARTE Siloam Springs Comp
5 303 EMMA HAMBY Haas Hall Academy
1 512 EMMERY BRAY (PTS LEADER) Thaden School
2 513 ELLA WISE Thaden School
3 507 OLIVIA CARTE Siloam Springs Comp
4 505 KATHERINE CONWAY Haas Hall Academy
5 511 ANNA RAYMOND Thaden School
Race 1 Results – High School Boys
1 57 CAYDEN PARKER Hot Springs
2 53 JACOB SMITHPETERS Haas Hall Academy
3 55 JOEL BOUMA Rogers All Mountain Shredders
4 51 WILL PETERSON (PTS LEADER) Bentonville High School
5 52 GARRETT PENDERGRAFT Conway Composite
1 234 STERLING OSKAR MINICK (PTS Rogers All Mountain Shredders
2 239 CHARLES CARTER Bentonville West High School
3 240 LUKE BRAY Bentonville High School
4 221 BRYCE WATSON Bentonville High School
5 241 DAKOTA FALCON Bentonville High School
1 455 LUKE REILLY (PTS LEADER) Oklahoma Flyers – Tulsa
2 456 CHASE FERGUSON Bentonville High School
3 421 ANDREW FILES Catholic High School
4 457 TATE MCCALL Providence Classical Christian
5 430 CHRIS LOLLIS Springdale Trailblazers
1 607 AUSTIN TRAYWICK (PTS LEADER) Conway Composite
2 605 KADEN CHASE Bentonville West High School
3 624 BRYCE COULTER Springdale Trailblazers
4 647 FINN PARKER Hot Springs
5 619 TUCKER PEITZ Bentonville West High School
Team Results – Race 1
First Place Team Bentonville High School
Second Place Team Rogers All Mountain Shredders
Third Place Team Conway Composite
Full results can be found here.
We’ll See You in Hot Springs on November 2nd and 3rd!